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Man who nearly fell under bus at Wrexham station had taken synthetic 'Black Mamba' drug

Published date: 15 March 2017 |
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A MAN who was spotted almost falling under a bus at Wrexham Bus Station had taken notorious synthetic drug ‘Black Mamba’ a court heard.

Mervyn Hardy, 36, of Chapel Street, Wrexham, was seen staggering around the bus station at around 5pm on Thursday, March 9.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said Hardy almost fell under a bus at one point and bumped into a number of people in and around the bus station on King Street.

One group of youths shouted “he’s off his head” at officers when they arrived and Hardy was found to have a “vacant stare” and “pinholes for eyes” on arrest.

Appearing from custody at Wrexham Magistrates Court, Hardy pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions not to enter Wrexham town centre and said he was unaware that it was an offence for him to be in the area.

Euros Jones, defending, said his client had taken a drag of what he thought was a cigarette.

“The next thing he knew he woke up in the cells,” added Mr Jones.

“This is how strong Mamba can be.” 

Hardy was handed a £40 fine and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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